WESTERN SOCIETY

oil, stickers and pencil

100 x 150 cm

2015

Western women are the closest to reaching gender equality in the world, but they are further from this aim as it seems.

 

In many western countries, issues such as sexual harassment, domestic violence and the legalisation of abortion are still on the agenda.

 

But this is not all, as sexism bears further harmful consequences, most women will never enjoy the way they look, as  the psychological pressure for them to fit certain physical criteria set by the media, is often overpowering their capacity to rationalise. This leads many young women to deprecate themselves, resort to aesthetic surgery and in the worst cases develop a life-threatening food disorder. 

 

© 2020 by Vethan Sautour.